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Police Break Up Underage Drinking Party At Beach

RIDGEFIELD, Conn. – While investigating a noise complaint Sunday the Ridgefield Police Department found four teenagers with marijuana and alcohol, according to a police report.

The report said the teenagers were on a private beach on Mamanasco Lake Road, and one of them “was found to be in possession of marijuana and alcohol.” That teen was issued an infraction ticket with a court date of July 10.

All four teens were picked up by their parents at the scene, the report said.

The following items also were reported by Ridgefield police:

Shoplifting Arrest: A Danbury woman was charged in the theft of more than $500 worth of items from Kohls department store. Catherine Falcon, 31, was seen Saturday, June 23, by Kohls security attempting to leave with the merchandise concealed in her bag, police said. Falcon was charged with fifth-degree larceny and was released on a $500 cash bond. She is due in court July 9.

Traffic Charges: Jason Espeland, 23 of Weston turned himself in to the Ridgefield police on Tuesday, June 19, after a warrant was issued. The police report said he was charged with “evading responsibility, reckless driving, following too close and passing in a no passing zone.” Espeland was released on a $250 cash bond. He is due in court on July 1.

Three-car Pileup: After a three-car accident Thursday, June 21, on Danbury Road, police gave Phillip Paonera, 61, of Danbury a warning for following too close. According to the police report, two cars were stopped southbound on Danbury Road when a third struck one from behind, pushing that car into the one in front. One person was taken to Danbury Hospital and was treated and released.

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